Search Results: "Carla Buckley"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A disagreeing but rarely disagreeable argument with a figure far easier to debate on the page than in person."
A professed liberal's assessment of the rise, reign and enduring legacy of William F. Buckley (1925-2008), the godfather of the modern conservative movement. Read full book review >

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THE THINGS THAT KEEP US HERE by Carla Buckley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 9, 2010

"Mawkish prose and blatantly contrived plot developments make this a disappointing debut."
A pandemic, a catastrophic snowstorm, a massive power outage and social breakdown play out in the microcosm of a Columbus, Ohio, suburb. Read full book review >

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THE DEEPEST SECRET by Carla Buckley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Despite its high concept, the plot never rises to a temperature above lukewarm."
Yes, everybody has secrets in Buckley's third novel (Invisible, 2012, etc.), about an Ohio woman who will go to any lengths to protect her impaired son, but some secrets are uglier than others. Read full book review >

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Released: July 16, 2008

"Charming poetry about the everyday experience."
Through verse, a member of the Silent Generation swings into the next century, questioning a rapidly changing world. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 1, 1996

"In all, an assortment to entertain even some language lovers who find Buckley's politics less than amusing."
A whimsical miscellany that is essentially what Vaughan (Buckley's editor at Doubleday), in his introduction, calls it, a "book on language," although it does not hold itself opprobrious, reprehensible, or peccant for wandering off topic. Read full book review >

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BUCKLEY AND WILBERTA by Hope Slaughter
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 15, 1996

"Slaughter (Windmill Hill, 1993, not reviewed, etc.) provides a text that is all heart; Torrence's full-color and black-and-white drawings capture the friendship just as affectionately. (Fiction. 5-7)"
There may be better friends than Buckley and Wilberta—the hippos George and Martha come to mind—but he, a small hedgehog, has a devotion to her, a slender rabbit, that is truly endearing. Read full book review >

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BUCKLEY AND MAILER by Kevin M. Schultz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2015

"In a book rich in anecdote and insight, Schultz assays their relationship splendidly."
A perceptive analysis of the evolution of political cultures that infuses a dissection of the contradictions within liberal and conservative thought with revealing character studies. Read full book review >

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THE LAST FOUR DAYS OF PADDY BUCKLEY by Jeremy Massey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 12, 2015

"Highly readable and entertaining, though far-fetched in key moments, the novel benefits especially from Massey's mostly restrained, deadpan Irish sense of humor."
A man working for a Dublin funeral home runs afoul of one of Ireland's top gangsters in this dark, comic, and sometimes-romantic debut. Read full book review >

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DOG MAGIC by Carla Golembe
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"The last line of the book lets readers in on the author's secret: This is a story about Golembe. (Picture book. 3-6)"
New shoes and a fear of dogs ordinarily do not go hand-in- hand, but they fit neatly into the plot of this first solo work from Golembe (illustrator of Jama Kim Rattigan's The Woman in the Moon, 1996, etc.), using her familiar sparkling tropical palette. ``Hot bananas!'' exclaims Molly when she discovers that her turquoise shoes with purple bows and pink and yellow stars are magic; all previous fear of dogs vanishes in a snap. Read full book review >

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SIGNAL TO NOISE by Carla Sinclair
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"It's the desperate criminals and the heated flirting that induce boredom."
A mildly atmospheric snapshot of San Francisco's techno- publishing scene goes downhill fast when it devolves into a breathless kidnapping/romance. Read full book review >